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Tuesday, July 24, 2012

HERE I AM!!! AND I'VE GOT A PROJECT!!!

Hello everyone.  I am so happy to be here!!!  I hope you've all been enjoying a wonderful summer to date.  I've missed you terribly and I'm doing much better now that things are beginning to look up.  Unfortunately, I've still one thing left to do which is saddening me, so I'll only ask for your continued prayers and support.  Of course I won't bore you with my gory details -- which would take too much time anyway -- besides, I'm ready to just enjoy getting back to life, crafting, and blogging!

Before my project introduction I'd like to say thank you for the beautiful cards some of you sent me which were very comforting and well received, and for all the emails and cherished comments. I appreciate your taking the time, and for thinking of me. I'd also like to thank several new followers -- I'll have to get around to visiting with you personally as soon as I can; however, as I'm only now returning from an extended time away it's going to take some time catching up to everyone.

My project today is made from an item I found going through an old video camera bag while really searching for something else in my closet...LOL!  Remember these?:



Yes, they're old cassette tape cases!!!  Well I decided I could recycle these, and something I came up with was to turn one into a card holder:


The clasp embellie on the top of the holder is a button that I added a matching image to and covered with Glossy Accent:


Now, here's the case open along with several of the matching handmade business cards:



The open lid on the case can also be used as a display for the cards:


I love the shabby chic look and feel of this little case; I think it turned out adorable and that it'd make a great gift idea!  Some other ideas I have are to use them as mini recipe or index card holders.  Now, if you have some old ones lying around, I challenge you to come with an idea of your own!!! But let me see -- I may have a little prize for you!

Trying to keep this post short, so I'll be back soon with another project!  I also have a few pics to share of my brother and niece who visited recently.  So until...

Love you all, hugs, and I'll be seeing you...

36 comments:

Lisa said...

I'm so happy you are doing better and are back with a project, Audrey!! I've missed your creativity and talent!! Wow, I love this card holder!! How clever to use the old tape holders into card cases...the design is elegant and gorgeous!! LOVE it!!

I am keeping you in my prayers,

Lisa :)
A Mermaid's Crafts

Beebeebabs said...

I was so glad to see your email. Love love love your project and glad glad glad to see you back. I will keep you and your aunt in my prayers!!!

Beatriz Farquhar-Guzman said...

Welcome back! I know that in the midst of the storms of life you know Whom to trust and His grace is sufficient! Praise His Holy Name!
I love your project, sooooo clever and cute! Thanks for sharing!

Creative Hayes Creations said...

Geesh woman you really trying to scare folk aint cha..glad you are doing some better and giving us a shout out that you are coming back. Nice to see you. I see your creativity hasn't gone anywhere, who would have thought using a old cassette box for a card holder. Nice idea. Glad to you on the mend.

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

So good to have you back and creating too!!! Loved talking to you today and was thrilled with how wonderful you sounded. Love your project and yues I remember those little cases, as a matter of fact I still have many cassettes! I think we aged ourselves with this one! teehee
Can't wait to see the next 'Audrey Creation'!

Scrappin Sista said...

Audrey!!!!!!!!! I am so glad to see you back!!!! I have missed you dearly!!! I hope everything is getting better for you, I will continue to keep you and your family in my prayers!!! Again, I am so happy to see that your back!! I love your project too, you continue to amaze me with all your talent... you are just a creative queen my friend! Have a great rest of your day!
Alice B.

Lisa said...

So great to see you back. Glad to hear things are getting better, that is always good news. What a beautiful project. I think I have a few of those myself ;)

Sandy from Ukiah said...

You were missed in blogger land, you are truly blessed my sweet friend to have so many wonderful friends that care so much about you...so happy you were able to get a little crafting in. You are so creative and talented, who would have thought of turning a cassette tape case into a BEAUTIFUL little box...
Hugs from Ukiah

shari said...

Audrey, I'm so happy your back, I've missed you!! Love the project, so creative, I love how you think out of the box. I've been praying for you. Shari (cricutrookie)

- - Sheryl - - said...

Hi Audrey this is adorable and I love the reuse of the cassette!

Dawn's Craft Place said...

I have missed you dear friend. I am so happy to see you have taken some time to play. Nothing better for the soul then crafting.
I would have loved to seen you at CHA
Hope your taking care of yourself
Hugs to you

Dr Sonia S V said...

Oh this is amazing Audrey...missed seeing your lovely projects--you are such an inspiration Thank You for the sweet comments on my blog
Cheers
Sonia
cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com

Jean said...

So happy to hear from you! Love the project.

Karons Krafty Korner said...

Hi Audrey - can I firstly say that this re-purposed project is fabulous - it is stunning. Secondly, I have to thank you for visiting my blog and becoming a follower and what a lovely welcoming comment you left me. I am glad you liked the card I sent you and even more happy to know that you are feeling better and that you are able to return to the crafting family. I am new to blogging (May this year) and only back to crafting since the new year. I am thoroughly enjoying making such new friends and visiting so many talented people. Thanks again and glad to be your newest follower and looking forward to seeing more of your amazing creations. Hugs. Karon

Lori Apgar said...

I am so glad you are able to craft again!!! Crafting is so good for the soul :)

Love your project and I have said it before but WOW your brain comes up with the most AMAZING ideas!!!

I want to thank you for the sweet card you sent me! You have always been such an inspiration and friend to me :)

lisa808 said...

Welcome back to blogland!

Fab project and idea!

Rhonda Emery said...

I was so happy to see you back love you did a project which I love. hope you are really feeling better. hugs

Treva said...

Audrey,
I was so happy to see that you posted another great project. I'm glad that you are feeling better and able to craft. Prayers and praises still being lifted on your behalf. Take care.

Angi said...

Yay!!!! So happy to see you back Audrey! Love your gorgeous and creative project. Hugs to ya!!!

Patti J said...

So happy to see our Audrey back in Blogland! Have missed you! Will keep you and your unshared gory details in my thoughts and prayers! This little project is just darling! Love it to pieces! Goodness, I may have about a zillion of thess boxes someplace - may have to give this a try! Beautiful work, as always, my friend! Thanks for dropping by to say hello on my blog!! Hugs...

Norma said...

OMG! Audrey, I'm sorry I haven't been by to say hello. I read your post below and so glad to hear you are feeling much better and so glad to see your beautiful creative project today!! I will keep you in my prayers. Thank you for sharing today and have a blessed day!!
Hugs,
Norma

Nadia (WithGlitteringEyes.com) said...

Audrey, I was so happy to hear from you today and even more pleased to come here and read that things are looking up! Continuing prayers of course-- and best wishes and virtual hugs too!

Your card holder is blowing my mind! I cannot believe what a lovely thing you have made from a cassette case!!!! The button clasp MAKES it!! Love the vintage feel and soft coloring! Just lovely, my dear!

Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers and looking forward to more good news from you!

Sherrie K. said...

Your card holder is BEAUTIFUL!!! I am so glad your back to creating. I have missed your amazing projects....things have really slowed down for me lately. I am so busy with my daughters upcoming wedding that I just don't have much for spare time! Oh well, things will slow down soon and I will be back at it:) Take care and glad to see you back to blogging:)
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

DIANA L. said...

OMGosh What a great job you did with the cassette my friend very vintage looking with the ladies on the front. and I love the added bling. Glad to see you back and thanks for coming to visit.

http://dianamlarson.blogspot.com/

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

So happy to see you posting! I am sending my thoughts and prayers to your and your family for happier times to come.
Your project is super! Such a great way to recycle! Love all your details! Stay Strong Friend!

Myrna said...

Audrey
So nice to see your lovely comments on my blog. This is an absolute gorgeous project.
I have been pretty lazy this summer but hope to get rolling in the fall again.
Lovely to have you back.
Myrna

Mary said...

You always come up with the greatest projects Audrey. This is just what I am looking for to make recipe holders. Thanks for the great idea. Hope you are feeling better. Hugs~Mary

OmaGloria said...

Audrey this is such a beautiful card box! Glad you are boack and you are still in my thoughts and prayers!

Precious Hugs
OmaGloria

Cricut Couple said...

Wow Audrey! So glad to see you again! Wow! I have never found anything that cool in my closet. Hee! Hee! How in the world you can come up with this out of a cassette case... Oh My! You are just so clever and I have never seen a cassette case look so beautiful and elegant before! Miss you and glad to see you again! Your friends... Bobby & Jill

Barb Turpin said...

Audrey, you come up with the cutest recycle projects!

Sandy Ang said...

oh how very pretty

Stephanie said...

This is just gorgeous! You are so creative.

Besthobbyeva said...

So happy you are doing better. I will definitely keep you in my prayers my friend!!

What a super shabby chic project, wow!! Your creativity and recycling skills never cease to amaze me!!

Great work my friend!!

Laurie
serenityscrappers

Flamenco92627/ Julieta said...

Oh my gosh that is awesome. Beautiful transformation. Thinking of you, Audrey.

Trina said...

OOH!!! I just discovered a serious stash of these while moving things in prep for new carpet. I have something to do with them now! This project is absolutely gorgeous!

The Archiving Angel said...

Incredible! You always manage to turn the everyday thing, the forgotten thing or even the discarded into an amazing project!
Love it my friend.